To ensure the safety of our college community, Bluefield State College is mandating
COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff, prior to the beginning of spring semester classes,
January 11, 2021, and providing free tests for all students and employees:
Monday, January 4, 2021 Ned Shott Gym
8:30-10:00 all BSC employees
10:00-2:30 all students and employees
When you arrive, please bring a smart phone with you so that you may register to take the test and receive
your results. You will register for the test onsite that day. The link to register is COVID.VLT.CO.
The test involves a saliva collection process. So, make sure to hydrate well 30 minutes prior to taking the
test. Please do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes prior to taking the test. Click here for
instructions on how to register and receive your results.
You can also test through your local physician, health care provider, or medical lab on or after January 4,
2021. We have also provided links to a list a partial list of testing centers in the Bluefield Area and in
the Beckley Area.
You will need to send your results of a negative test to
January 11, 2021 to be included in our database for you to be on
For additional resources and information about Bluefield State College’s response to
COVID-19, please visit https://bluefieldstate.edu/homepage/covid-19.
-If you will not be on campus at all, you will not be required to be tested. However, if you need to come to
campus for any reason (testing, bookstore, student services, etc.), you will need to have the results of a
negative test on file.
a) If you feel sick including, but not limited
to, the list of symptoms identified on the Coronavirus Exposure Form or have a temperature of over 100
degrees, you must stay home.b) All college personnel, students, and visitors must wear a
mask at all times while on campus.
Anyone entering a campus building must go to the Point of Contact
Desk located at designated entrances in each building. Everyone must complete the Coronavirus Exposure Form, have their temperature checked, and
receive a color-coded band or stamp for entry into any other campus building on that day. Students should
plan to arrive early prior to their first class to complete the check-in process.
c) All individuals must leave the campus at the end of their classes or
when College business has been completed.d) An individual deemed at risk for transmission of
the virus will not be allowed on campus and must contact the BSC Health Center at 304-327-4170/4178 or at this
email address: email@example.com.
Please help BSC protect the safety of our campus.” Symptomatic individuals failing to meet
the screening criteria will be asked to reschedule face-to-face activities later in
conjunction with their instructor, advisor, or others by contacting their office or through
email. The BSC directory is posted on the website. Please help BSC protect the safety of our
campus.e) All labs and classrooms will be cleaned daily. In
addition, hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes will be available in the classrooms.f) The College will maintain social distancing with
six feet between each person. This means that in most cases, no more than 25 people will be
allowed in a classroom or open area at a time.g) The Center
for Disease Control (CDC) recommends people wash their hands often with soap and
water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place.h) Students should check their BSC email daily to
keep up with announcements and messages from their professors.i) All deliveries will be left at a Point of Contact Desk for that building and recipients will be
called to pick them up.
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Lastly, everyone should check e-mails often (even your Junk mail) and monitor the College’s website. We have
experts working hard to keep everyone informed.
DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health and the West Virginia Poison Center. Operators are available
24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304
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Dear Bluefield State Community:
We are working daily to adjust to the shifting news about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
My message today is for our students, faculty and staff. Your well-being and education will always be our
The situation is rapidly evolving. Bluefield State College has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus
at this time on campus. That said, we cannot eliminate all risk, but we are taking aggressive
steps to minimize it. Because this situation is changing every day, more precautions make sense. We are
undertaking the following changes to continue our educational mission.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until Sunday, March 29, 2020:
The changes, do not affect Bluefield State's day-to-day routine staff business. We will maintain academic and
other support services. Our Threat Assessment Team will have further information for you.
Cleanliness is a top priority. Our cleaning crews have taken extra measures to keep public
and common areas on campus, as well as in resident housing and the dining hall clean with daily
disinfections. This includes walls, windows, lavatories, railings, doors, floors and more. We will continue
to disinfect the places students touch most. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been set up in high
Our Threat Assessment Team is in place to ensure your well-being. This team is working
closely with local government agencies and the local hospitals as well as in coordination across the campus.
Students with academic concerns should connect with their professors or advisors. For those who are
experiencing anxiety or excessive stress, please reach out to the Counseling Center at 304-327-4016.
Bluefield State will always keep the latest information here at the top of our website.
A hallmark of Bluefield State is our caring community, our day-to-day interactions, our small classes and
strong relationships between professors and students. We understand that these measures are disruptive but
we believe they will help minimize the risk. We are committed to returning to a normal state of operation.
I want to thank our faculty and staff as they work hard to implement these initiatives; they are dedicated to
the best interests and success of our students. The Bluefield State community is at its best when we work
together. We are in challenging times. It's our commitment to each other that will help us all see this